F1: What time does Emilia Romagna qualifying start at Imola?

April 21, 2022

What time does qualifying for the Emilia Romagna 2022 GP start?

Emilia Romagna GP qualifying begins Friday 22 April at 5:00 pm . A day earlier than usual, since Saturday is all about the sprint race.

Session Date Dutch time
1st free practice Friday 22 April 13:30 – 14:30
Qualification Friday 22 April 17:00 – 18:00
2nd free practice Saturday 23 April 12:30 – 13:30
Sprint race Saturday 23 April 16:30
Race Sunday 24 April 15:00

sprint race

Friday’s qualifying sets the grid for Saturday’s sprint race, which in turn sets the grid for Sunday’s race. The sprint race starts on Saturday at 16:30 . A sprint race also provides extra points for the championship. Only the top 8 receive points – P1 gets 8 points, P2 gets 7 points, P3 6 and so on. That is different from last year, when only the top 3 received those points.

2021 Emilia Romagna qualification

Last year it was Lewis Hamilton who took the win, the 99th in his career. P2 was for Sergio Pérez and Max did not get past the third fastest time. Despite a lousy season, Leclerc drove a strong qualifying session on the circuit, which Enzo Ferrari named after his late son. Also noteworthy was that both Russell, who was still driving for Williams at the time, and Latifi both made it to Q2.

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What should you know about Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola?

F1 also drove in Imola in 2020 and 2021. Before that in 2006 for the last time. It is a legendary track and also the track where Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger crashed. The track has been modified over the years to make the infamous corners safer.

Location: Imola, Italy
Circuit length: 4,909 km
Number of laps: 63
Number of turns: 27
Total race distance: 309.049 km
Lap record: 1:15,484 (Lewis Hamilton, 2020)

Source: F1